GELSENKIRCHEN: Jose Mourinho comes up against the only coach to have steered Chelsea to the Champions League title when the Blues travel to Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke 04 on Tuesday.
LILLE: Roger Federer gave Switzerland its first Davis Cup title in on Sunday in Lille by pounding Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final’s reverse singles.
MELBOURNE: European champions Real Madrid will play exhibition matches with an English Premier League side and a Serie A club at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground next year, organisers said today.
BERLIN: Hamburg escaped the Bundesliga’s bottom three on Sunday with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Werder Bremen, which pushed Borussia Dortmund back into the relegation places.
SAKHNIN, Israel: Under the eyes of hundreds of police and private security guards the Israeli premier league’s only Arab club beat mainly-Jewish rivals Beitar Jerusalem 1-0 on Sunday.
LONDON: Crystal Palace heaped more misery on a mentally frail Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, six months after effectively ending the northern club’s title hopes when they drew 3-3.
MADRID: Valencia hopes of returning to the Champions League next season suffered a blow as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at local rivals Levante on Sunday.
PARIS: Andre-Pierre Gignac steered home an 85th minute header to help under-fire Marseille to a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux and keep Marcelo Bielsa’s side top of Ligue 1 on Sunday.
SAO PAULO: Cruzeiro were crowned Brazilian league champions for the second consecutive year on Sunday after they beat Goias 2-1 at home to open up an unassailable lead at the top of Serie A.
SYDNEY: Australia scrambled over the line for a two-wicket victory in the fifth one-day international against South Africa yesterday to move back to the top of the world rankings less than three months before the World Cup.
CARMELO Anthony scored 25 points and Amare Stoudemire added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks kept the Philadelphia 76ers winless after 13 games with a 91-83 victory on Saturday.
LONDON: England coach Stuart Lancaster told his side side they should be wary of a “hurting” Australia in this weekend’s November finale at Twickenham.
MELBOURNE: Nick Cullen nervelessly struck a sublime bunker shot for a tap-in par putt on the last hole to win the Australian Masters by a stroke in Melbourne and frustrate Adam Scott’s bid for a hat-trick of titles yesterday.
BERLIN: Bayern Munich’s 4-0 hammering of Hoffenheim failed to impress coach Pep Guardiola as they extended their 21-match unbeaten run ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash at Manchester City.
CRISTIANO Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona’s 5-1 rout of Sevilla.
Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers’ world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won yesterday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Rory McIlroy made double bogeys on successive holes in the third round of the US$8 million (RM27 million) DP World Tour Championship on Saturday, slipping four strokes behind joint-leaders Henrik Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
LILLE: Roger Federer gave Switzerland their first Davis Cup title in Lille by defeating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final’s reverse singles yesterday.
LONDON: Louis van Gaal is adamant David de Gea can still get better despite witnessing the Manchester United goalkeeper produce a superb performance in the 2-1 Premier League win against Arsenal.
KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) showed no signs of being left out in the cold this year as they romped into the last eight of the National Inter-Club Championships (NICC) with minimal fuss.
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